The development, retention and decay rates of strength and power in elite rugby union, rugby league and American football: a systematic review.

@article{McMaster2013TheDR,
  title={The development, retention and decay rates of strength and power in elite rugby union, rugby league and American football: a systematic review.},
  author={Daniel Travis McMaster and Nicholas D. Gill and John B Cronin and Michael McGuigan},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={367-84}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Strength and power are crucial components to excelling in all contact sports; and understanding how a player's strength and power levels fluctuate in response to various resistance training loads is of great interest, as it will inevitably dictate the loading parameters throughout a competitive season. This is a systematic review of training, maintenance and detraining studies, focusing on the development, retention and decay rates of strength and power measures in elite… CONTINUE READING
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